I remembered yesterday that a friend’s birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks and I decided that I should dig in and make a Frankenbag for her gift. She loves blue so I pulled my blue scraps and selected some medium and lighter tones.
I started out making two sixteen patch blocks and then built from there. Here’s the two panels completed.
The panels went together really quickly. I guess that’s one of the benefits of being stuck in the house on a Saturday because it’s just too damned hot outside.
I used a light gray thread for the quilting and it just takes on the color of whatever it’s over. It’s sort of magic.
Once I got the panels done I spent a few minutes and tried some different fabrics for the lining and pockets. This was a no go.
I decided to go with something a little more understated because I think my friend would like that better. The outer bag is crazy enough. So here’s what I landed on.
I managed to get the handles made and get the outer bag constructed before I wrapped it up for the night.
Here’s the outer bag with the lining and pocket fabrics.
I started my day today with my first fresh local peaches of the season. They were pretty good!
I’m meeting a friend tomorrow morning and we’re going to head to a farm store and buy a box of peaches each. I go through a lot of peaches this time of year. You have to eat a lot during the short season!
Thanks to Pam for thinking of my dogs and sending some loopy balls. They arrived in the mail today and they were a hit!
It was a nice way to add some excitement to their boring hot day.
100 degrees again tomorrow and then it will start cooling off a little. It will be nice to not be stuck in the house all day!